Missing/crashed planes, and other aviation misadventures

given the success and longevity of air crash investigation it surprises me that its taken them this long that people love mid air drama

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midflight brawl getting 149 episodes and counting proves that people love drama on planes

EFA

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Hahaha. Can anyone say “AFL driven media campaign” :slight_smile:

Journalist found guilty of sabotaging aircraft in attempt to attract more web traffic.

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That’s inherently unlikely.

The ultimate power play is to be gay and root someone’s wife anyway

Think that is closer to the mark.

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Preliminary report indicates:

  • Ramp worker ignored specific clearance instructions in pre-arrival safety briefing on engines running.
  • Ignored second ‘safety huddle’ instructions on remaining clear of ingestion zone.
  • Was almost blown over by placing cone behind running engine in violation of instructions and policy.
  • Ignore one or more shouted and physical hand signals to remain clear of the ingestion zone.
  • Ignored the rotating beacon on the aircraft, indicating ‘engines live’.
  • Ignored the published corp ground operations manual on approaching aircraft with engines running or beacon on.
  • Ignored the loud noise from the turbine engine.
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Laws of physics were observed.

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So, in essence they were very ignorant.

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“EDTO was not signed off in the tech log by engineering and thus not lawful to continue.”

This means the ETOPs critical systems checked, serviceable and endorsed in the tech log by a LAME.

Yep, there will be some stern words behind scenes and I haven’t seen any of the LAME’s today to find out the gossip but my understanding was that it partly stemmed from being an aircraft substitute. That flight always runs a 737 but for some reason they swapped it out late for aa A330 possibly as a relocation flight to PER.
The paperwork was completed pretty much as soon as they return med to ADL and then departed again shortly afterwards. Passengers should ask for extra points :rofl:

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Quite a few acronyms, not even TLA’s, in the last few post. Can someone please elaborate?

LAME = Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
ETOPS = Extended-range Twin-engine Operations Performance Standard
EDTO = Extended Diversion Time Operations (replaces ETOPS)

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In the industry it’s also known as “Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim” :rofl:

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Are you sure?

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The least of problems at AKL currently

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